Finally, an official announcement…
For the concerts there will be room for 6,000 on two long concrete slabs, plus space for 1,500 or more on the surrounding grass, said Stephanie Thayer, the executive director of the alliance. The bookings are strong, with indie-rock stars like the Black Lips, Dirty Projectors, Fiery Furnaces, Girl Talk and Grizzly Bear. Unlike previous years, though, there will not be ticketed shows by big promoters like Live Nation and AEG Live. And this year’s concerts arrive with an expiration date: after this summer another spot must be found.
For months the lineup for this year’s Pool Parties has been the worst-kept secret in the local music scene. But most fans don’t know the difficulties that stood in the way, and how close the concerts may have come to not happening. [NYTimes.com]
Funny video and a text version of the lineup after the jump.
2009 Pool Parties @ East River State Park
07/12 Mission of Burma, Fucked Up, Ponytail, Jemina Pearl
07/19 Dirty Projectors, Magnolia Electric Co., White Denim
07/26 Trail of the Dead, The Black Lips, Health, Grupo Fantasma
08/02 Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, No Age
08/09 Simian Mobile Disco DJ Set, Fiery Furnaces, Dark Meat, The Netherlands
08/23 Girl Talk, Max Tundra, Wiz Khalifa
08/30 Grizzly Bear, Beach House